September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Unopposed Fitch to join City Council on Dec. 3

¦ Mayor Beverly Zimmern, Councilman Joe Henderson also will retain Seats

Cherry Fitch will be the new face on the Gulf Breeze City Council when she takes the oath of office on Monday, Dec. 3.  More...

‘GBN’ begins analytical look at proposed amendments

Interest in the 2012 Presidential Election could attract record numbers of Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County voters to the polls on Nov. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

‘Sentinel’ archives now housed at library

Anyone interested in learning more about Gulf Breeze history, finding that old band picture, studying local weather patterns, or finding documentation of certain events now has fingertip access to the ‘Gulf Breeze Sentinel’ archives at th More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  Sep. 16, 2004  More...

Final budget hearing set for Tuesday

After multiple budget workshops, the Gulf Breeze City Council proposed a balanced budget and came to an agreement to keep the current millage of 1.9 mils for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. More...

News

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Sept. 9, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Felonies  9/5/2012  Stumpner, Richard Louis, W/M, 50, 9000 block of Ridge Drive, Navarre, driving while license suspended  9/7/2012  More...

Burglars angle for fishing gear

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Two waterfront residents were victimized by burglars angling for fishing tackle. On Thursday, Aug. 30, a resident in the 60 block reported the burglary of fishing tackle from a vessel behind the home. The value of the items was $500. More...

School

OBE expands horizons Down Under

Oriole Beach Elementary School students and their parents enjoyed a unique “edu-tainment” experience during the school’s recent Back to School Nights.  More...

For the love of reading

Student’s literacy project makes a difference for Title I school

Easy access to books instilled a love of learning in Gulf Breeze High School senior Elizabeth Kubik. More...

Obituaries

MADGE D’LUGOS

1926-2012

Madge S. D’Lugos, 86, a 40- year resident of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012.  D’Lugos was born July 2, 1926 in Lyman, Miss. Her family moved to Pensacola in the early 1930s. More...

STEVEN PENN

1951-2012

Steven Petersen Penn, 60, a former Gulf Breeze resident, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at home in Rome, Ga.  Penn was born Nov. 25, 1951 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Charlotte, N.C. More...

Business

Roth IRA:

For your retirement ... and beyond

If you’re somewhat familiar with investing, you may know that the Roth IRA is a great retirement-savings vehicle. But are you aware that some of its benefits can also pay off for the next generation of your family?  More...

Less demand means lower prices

GAS WATCH

As fuel demand starts to taper off with the end of the summer driving season and the resumption of Gulf production after Hurricane Isaac, motorists should start to see gas prices decrease.   More...

9/11 heroes remembered by community

Ceremony marks 11th anniversary of terror attacks

Many Americans are sharply divided along partisan, philosophical lines 54 days before the 2012 Presidential Election.  But Tuesday and in days leading up to one of the country’s most emotional anniversaries, citizens put aside their partis More...

GB woman contracts West Nile Virus

¦ County health department protects patient’s identity, but husband confirms diagnosis

The Santa Rosa County Health Department on Tuesday confirmed the county’s first case of the potentially deadly West Nile Virus, but would not divulge the person’s identity.  More...

Progress clear 8 years after Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan came ashore on Sept. 16, 2004 and wrecked much of the shoreline improvements in Gulf Breeze, including the popular fishing bridge. In the eight years since, some significant improvements have resulted from its loss.  More...

Events

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Island News

Board members set priority list for BP RESTORE funds

Members of the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board hashed out priorities for improvements to Pensacola Beach last week during a special two-hour meeting. More...

SRIA to apply for $500,000

Lila Cox wants to try to get a grant that could amount to as much as $500,000 to promote Eco-tourism on Pensacola Beach. More...

Waitress serves much more than food

Yesterday I ate at “Oscar’s” on Mobile Highway in Pensacola. I had never been there before and had never even heard of it. There was a marquis outside advertising the $13.95 seafood buffet each Friday and Saturday. More...

Entertainment

Corvette Club hosts car show

The Miracle Strip Corvette Club will hold its annual “Life’s a VETTE on the Beach” car show this Saturday from 9a.m.- 2p.m.  Local club members said the show is getting bigger and better each year. More...

Gulf Islands National Seashore holds annual beach cleanup

ffi Almost 300 cleaned local beaches last year

As summer draws to a close, Gulf Islands National Seashore is pleased to announce the arrival of the Annual International Coastal Cleanup to take place this Saturday, from 8a.m.-12p.m.  More...

DeLuna Fest expects to draw crowds

BEST BETS

Friday, Sept. 14"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" the musical. More...

Sports

Crusaders edge Dolphins, 14-7

Gulf Breeze off this week; open district play Sept. 17 vs. Arnold

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team played another classic game with their archrivals from ‘across the bridge’ Friday, but as was the case last year (and the three before that), it was the Catholic Crusaders coming out on top, 14-7 at D More...

Lady Dolphin volleyball crushes Niceville

Unbeaten GBHS plays at Arnold tonight

The Lady Dolphins were suppose to be tested last week against Niceville.  It didn’t happen as Gulf Breeze pounded the Lady Eagles 25-11, 25-17, 25-22. More...

Crowell off to strong start at Southern Miss

While the Lady Dolphin volleyball team is off to a strong start, one of its alumni is off to an equally strong a start at the major college level.  Jasmine Crowell, a 2011 GBHS grad, has made two all-tournament teams for the University of Southe More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, September 13 GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast, 7a.m., The Andrews Institute, 1040 Gulf Breeze Parkway Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Board, 7:30 a.m., 6285 Dogwood Drive,  More...

Home & Garden

Pizza and beer!

Get it all at Rotolo’s in Gulf Breeze. Need we say more?

With a menu as unique as The Crescent City of New Orleans, Rotolo’s Pizzeria in Gulf Breeze is serving a lot more than just homemade pizza!  Rotolo’s opened its doors one year ago in Gulf Breeze proper in the Publix Shopping Center. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Amendment 1 - Health Care Services

FIRST IN A SERIES: Proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution

Synopsis: Amendment 1 is more of a political referendum than a meaningful change to Florida’s Constitution. More...

Amendment 2

Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount

Synopsis: Amendment 2 relaxes the eligibility requirements for an existing property tax discount offered to disabled veterans. More...